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OMA 2018 Spring Workshop

Albums of Ephemera with Elizabeth Chambers
May 21, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Willamette Heritage Center

Salem, OR



The archiving of vintage scrapbooks and photo albums challenges museums and families alike.  Grandma’s cherished scrapbook—its yellowed pages filled with family history such as old letters, announcements/invitations, faded photographs, and/or torn newspaper clippings—represents both a treasure-trove and conservation nightmare.


Join Conservator Elizabeth Chambers and discover how to best to preserve individual album components, while respecting the integrity of the whole. During the workshop, Elizabeth will discuss the proper handling, care, documentation, and storage of scrapbooks and photo albums.  Speaking to specific examples brought in by participants, Elizabeth will explore the practical and ethical issues surrounding the care of vintage albums.



About the Presenter:

Elizabeth Chambers is a Paper Conservator in private practice and Affiliated Conservator with the Heritage Conservation Group in Portland, Oregon. Elizabeth's professional history includes 28 years in the conservation department of the Portland Art Museum as well as 23 years as a private paper conservator.  She has had a variety of experiences with collection condition surveys; from international exhibitions to private and institutional collections.  She is a professional associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

$35 for OMA members
$50 for non-members, which includes OMA membership


Lunch is provided.

Registration deadline is May 17.  For questions, please contact





Past workshops:

2017 Spring Workshop - Basketry with Margaret Mathewson

Philomath, OR

May 22, 2017

2016 Spring Workshop - Basics of Archives

Prineville, OR

April 18, 2016


2014 Spring Workshop - Interpretation and Collections Care at Chachalu Tribal Museum and Cultural Center: A Tribal Perspective on Collaborating with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Grand Ronde, OR

March 9, 2014


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